RonovanWrites 82nd #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry #Poet #Links

Well, you’ll notice the sad state of the Review this week. The reason? A father practicing a rousing game of catch before the upcoming baseball tryouts with his son. A very HARD thrown ball hitting of the glove reaching across the body … from that point onward, it is not certain if the ball went directly into my eye or hit a fence then went into my eye. However, reading is difficult and holding an ice-pack on the eye makes typing difficult. But two awesome things … 1) My son can throw one heck of a fast ball, and 2) All I yelled out was a yell and a Oh Gosh. I was quite proud of myself that my habit of no use of profanity in my language usage came through in that moment. My son was happy too, after he was assured I would survive.

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I thank all of you again, for understanding that I normally save my comments for the review and not always on your blog post. I am attempting to work toward doing both, but I forget sometimes.

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Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling now available for Pre-Order:

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He shares his life through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 81st #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

Sorry for the confusion last week with the posting of the Challenge on Sunday for a few hours. Never blog with very little sleep. I went hunting for those who participated last week and I did not have a link for to check and some had participated and some I could not find an entry for. If you missed out because of the error, and would like to be included in this Review, post a Haiku and I’ll update the Review when I wake up. 🙂 As soon as I saw the post had gone out, I took it down to keep as little confusion out there as possible. Some figured out I had goofed. We still had over 60 responses, even with the foul up.

I wanted all those who participate, my friends and Haikumily, (I know Haikumily sound corny for Haiku family but that’s what it is around here in this growing community.) that as we grow, I know I have not been able to be as personable as I used to be, but don’t let that make you think I don’t appreciate all of your dedication to this thing Y’ALL have made such a huge thing. (For those who don’t speak Southernese, Y’all is Southern American for You All, or All of You.)

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AUTHOR CENTRAL

To view an author’s books on Amazon, click either the word Author in red, or the book image beside their name.

If an author does not have a comment, as do the entries, that means they did not have an entry this week, but I left their place here. Is it for the benefit of advertising their work? No, it is for the ease of my formatting their next entry in the challenge. It’s a bear to do those. (And maybe there is a little heart felt type thing I have for authors.)

BLOGGERS ABOUNDING
Fantasy
Humor
Inspiration
Life
Literature
Moments
Nature
Storytelling
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New Offenders!

NEWISH! Bill Engleson (Author): Trill Born. These three Haiku are in my comments. Last week there was also an offering by this writer, although at that time I Like a Child to Home by Bill Englesonreferred to him as Den because of his ‘call sign’ of denmaniacs4. Since then I’ve found out more about our mystery poster.  “Bill Engleson was active in the child welfare arena for more than 25 years, most of them as a front-line, journeyman, government protection social worker and a dedicated union activist. … Like a Child to Home is also very much  meant to be a means of paying tribute to the amazingly resilient  young people that he met along the way as well as to the hard working adults who shared that journey… [read more from his Bio].”



First to Offend this Week!

Teresa Smeigh: Morning Warbling | Always A Writer. Sometimes this occurrence is a nice thing and at other times a bit sad. I suppose it depends if you have a headache or not. @TeresaSmeigh



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AUTHORS CENTRAL


A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): The measure of a man. | Annette Rochelle Aben. I’ll see if people get my title meaning this week. I know what it means. Um, yes, I actually typed that last sentence. Good Haiku and an excellent thinky one.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty (Author): You say goodbye, I say hello. | Jane Dougherty Writes. A homage of a title to my favorite band ever. It does have a bit to do with the Haiku as well. A wonderful imagery filled NATURE piece. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Swan Mothers by Natalia ErehnahNatalia Erehnah (Author): Master’s Claim | Weaving Gold. An interesting one, and the image use as well. I’ve never been into those but like learning about those things. Kind of vague, ain’t I? Muahahaha @swanmothers

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin (Author): Quaking Earth… | mama bear musings. If this one were in the usual category areas it would be in STORYTELLING. 3 Haiku tell a tale. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): -Dinner- | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  A scout? Whoa, dude, seriously?  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Christine Randall: Sleepy Pelicans | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.) Ha! Okay, you have to go see this one to believe it. Those photographs. I never would have expected that was possible! Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): Release/Kung Fu | Rawls E. Fantasy. Those two titles almost sound like a type of martial art. I am so glad she is in the Author section. The first is like a LIFE or a MOMENTS type one and the second is HUMOR.  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): No Place for Children | The Writer Next Door. Where the mind of an author goes? No one ever doth knows. Not even the angelic image in mind, can tell you even when given the time. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): Nectar | Daily Echo. Hope she’s careful when she takes these photos. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun. Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Dying Bird | An Artist At Heart. An interesting take. You can feel the authors emotions in this one. I can even hear the tone of the words spoken.



Not participating this week.

Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): House of Dreams | TheHouseOfBailey. . As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com. 

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): See-through Eyes | Wendy Anne Darling. .  Wendy’s book Silver Lightning is on Amazon at the Author link above or the image.

After the Ruin by Harriet GoodchildH. M. Goodchild (Author): | Folksong and Fantasy. . H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 

black-swanMarigold Deidre Dicer (Author): | Versus Blurb. An outlook on the New Year. Check out her book at the Author link above. One I keep trying to find the time to read. Grrrr. @MarigoldDicer

Spiritshine by Janni StylesJanni Styles (Author): | JanniStyles1. . Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now!

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): The Decades Dance. | Simplicity Lane.Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.
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FANTASY

Colleen Chesebro: The Ultimate Battle | SilverThreading. Colleen shares a thought of what we might see in her book she’s working on and gives us a Haiku as well. @ColleenChesebro

Lizl & Melissa of Aran Artisan: Trees and Rainbows | Quilted Poetry. A back and forth exchange of Haiku between the two.

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HUMOR

Judy: I so pretty. | Edwina’s Episodes. I am shaking my head as I type this. I’m speechless. @EdwinasEpisodes

Sandra: Winter | Wild Daffodil. Um, okay, is this NATURE, MOMENT, LIFE, or HUMOR. I think I’ll go with HUMOR this time, just for the fun of it. See what I did there? HUMOR … Fun … no? Pfft. (I’ve never typed Pfft before. Interesting.) You can find the list of this years photo challenges, from her and Melissa, on Daffy’s blog by clicking here. And information about the challenge in her post.

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha: Testy | A Cooking Pot and TwistedTales. Did she have to go there? I mean really, did she?

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INSPIRATION

MUST READ 1000hoursleft (Mek): For Pho’s Sake | Work In Progress. This, so far in my doing the review, is my favorite overall read of a post. Mek used words to describe the experience of creating Pho in such a way you could feel, smell, and experience it yourself. I only wish I could taste it. Two Haiku mixed in with the post, added at just the right moments made this a complete post. I placed this in INSPIRATION because it inspires the desire to experience things like this.

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LIFE

Alice: The Gift | Boomerang Zone. Ouch, be more careful next time. It’ll still be there at the end. Take your time. @Vidocq_CC

Lizl: Trusted Source | Quilted Poetry. Lizl went slangy this week … and it works. Check it out and see how she used Trill as slang.

Ritu: The Match-A Tanka | But I Smile Anyway. I am sure she watches because she likes the sport. Mhmm. Has nothing to do with the shorts. Mhmm. @PhantomGiggler

Clarence: My Erroneous Trill | PrairieChat. For someone who misread the prompt at first … he made up for it with 5 Haiku.

Greg: Her Voice | Potholes in the Road of Life. It ain’t puccinie or pavoratii but there you have it. (And Yes, I  know I didn’t spell them correctly. What’s the fun in being right ALL the time?) @greg_wolford

Meredith & Martha: Opera by Meredith and Peace by Martha | Meredith’s Reveries. I don’t understand why Meredith gave us the one Haiku this week. Oh sure, Martha ran off and left her alone for the sunny environs of the wayward South, but still. Oh, and Meredith, I could have sent you my CPAP machine. @Meredithlbl

Mira: final call | To Wear a Rainbow. And the scene fades. @BediMona

Elusive: The Saxophonist | Elusive Trope. Play that funky music white boy. Actually this one deserves a more serious comment than that. Using trill in this way was inspired and also telling of personal enjoyments. Haiku can be very telling about the writer.

OBA: Dreamland Vibes | The king’s oracle. A bit of a nice rhythm to this one as you read it. @obapathway

Diedre Blake: Sonatas | Toward the Within … Let’s get musical, musical. Let’s get musical.

Mahitha Kasireddi: Charged Thunders | MagyKars. Hmm, a moment of life, a big moment I think.   

Ruby Manchada: Wafting Rhymes | Whispering Thoughts. I think someone feels like dancing, dancing the night away.

Jen (JK): Higher | The Secret Keeper. The musicality rises and raises.  @occultguardian

Prakash: Lesson | It’s PH. Learn something new every day. @ItsPhTweet

Neel Anil Panicker: Shrill Till | NeelWritesBlog. I think someone likes rhyming.

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LITERATURE

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MOMENTS

MUST READ Pancake Bunnykins: Last Breath | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine.  I’m putting this in MOMENTS, but it could easily be in LIFE, or NATURE. The word choice and writing allows for such a wide interpretation. Only the image used leads me to be specific in the placement. For those visiting this blog, the like button is to the left of the top image. A little different than the usual theme’s we visit.

Marie: Empty Playground | The Syllabub Sea. I missed typing the letter l in ‘playground’ the first time through, not sure if that is telling of something or not. This one gives me a sad feeling of a devoted teacher’s thoughts. Maybe that says something about me. I get that hollow sad feeling when I think about having once been a teacher but unable to remember.

Olga:  Memories of Childhood | Stuff and what if. See the thrilling transformation of this trilling product of a nun. Say what?

jazzytower (PR): Fun Endings | Thoughts and Entanglements. A bit of a, um, play on words for the title there from me but I like it. A good memory shared. Well nice to have it shared.

R. Todd: Taps… | A Flash of Fiction. Very nice. Not much more you want to say really. Make certain to scroll down to click like or you’ll miss the second one. @psibrone

Nato: Trill of Love | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams. She is such a romantic. @MichelleLunato
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NATURE

Kat: On the Wing | like mercury colliding. At first glance of the title I was concerned this might be a recipe. Then of course I read the actual Haiku itself and the interesting fact that went along with it. @kat_myrman

TJ Paris: Sunset |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. A feasty boy writes as poem, and his ships come sailing after him. Or is that chips? And what’s that about a prawny tiger? Aussie people have some strange anjimals. Then there was a pelican too? @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Ken G.: Spring’s Herald | RIVRVLOGR. Very nice Haiku and enjoyed the selection of image here. I’m wondering about that one fellow at the top though.

MUST VISIT & SEE Denis: Trilling Seagulls | HaikuHound. Guys, you MUST go and see this. The photography here of Australia at sunset is AWESOME!!! I always love Denis’ photos of his pet and all the birds he comes upon, but the birds are secondary in these. Makes you want to get up and make a trip.

Janice: Evening tweets | Ontheland. I like the tongue in cheek of that title. But the two Haiku are even better. And where else but NATURE would you find Janice? @ontheland1

Kim M. Russell: Evensong | Writing in North Northfolk. You have to like those Haiku that can be read as one sentence or two separate ones. @kim88110

Cathy: Winter Haiku | Rambling in the Garden. I climatic telling of the UK Midlands. It’s nice to see similarities between nations and people in things as simple as the weather. This matches what happened here this past weekend, much to the displeasure of my son.

Al: Sunset  | A Certain Point of View. Interpret this one how you may. How many ways can you? Will you go with the straight forward obvious, or obvious to most, or will you think outside the box? @AlistairLane

MUST READ JustMaria: Earth’s Cry | Doodles and Scribbles. (Why do I use JustMaria? Because we have other women named Maria in the challenge AND I first met Maria as JustMaria. Although there is nothing JUST about her.) When I saw the title in the link, the first thing I thought of was how when the earth begins to tremble for whatever reason, earthquake or some other cataclysmic event, birds let out a call of warning, alarm. They are like the cry of the earth to let other living things know something is happening. Maria came up with another idea and a lot more poetic too.  @ciisalveni

Roz Hill: Hardened Harmony | Small Spaces and the good life with Roz and Phil Hill. After some snowl searching, (It’s an inside joke, inside of me that is.) we have a nice Haiku with a photo that would be good for using in a story. That’s one reason you check out blogs, for reference material.

Janice: Canaries in the Coal Mine | Ontheland. I knew, of course, what this one would be about as soon as I saw the title. Then I read the rest of the post. The post itself had to do with the Writer’s Quote Wednesday hosted by Colleen of SilverThreading.com and the #BeWoW (Be Writing on Wednesday/Be Wonderful on Wednesday) event hosted by me. A good read. @ontheland1

Crow: Poem 20160128 (Forward Thinking) | Caw!.  As always the words are my title contribution. A programmer but I wonder if there is a gardener inside this one. @Crow

Melissa: Snowdrops/Winter Sky. | The Aran Artisan. Some of you may know what her titles mean, and some of you will be completely wrong. Melissa and one of our other Haikumily members, Sandra the Daffy one, helped compile this years list of ‘photo word of the week‘ challenge. @TheAranArtisan

Mira: Free | They, You and Me. Awww, she went NATURE on us. Very nice. Peaceful @BediMona

Lisa Greenbow: Gardens and Haiku | Greenbow. Nice Haiku with nice photography from the other half.

Becky: The Hills are Alive with the … | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! When you read this one, you know you’ll finish that title.

VronLaCroix: Fence near an Oak | Simply Snapshots. The cool thing about this is what the fence is made of. Here, in America, you would rarely find this. Rarely, I said. I did not say not at all.
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STORYTELLING

Simple Girl: Magic | PERFERVIDDREAMS. 3 selections creating a story of magic.

Wesley Hollifield: Broken/Trust | NearlyWes. Well done story even with a not so happy plot. I think my prompt word led to some rhyme to it and thus sent some in some interesting directions.

Sarina Jolly Roger | Shining Seeds I thought this title fit considering her mention of it in more than Haiku only. A story almost of pirate lore.  @shiningseeds
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Thinky

Tolulope Sanusi: An Exception | Ruby’s Polaroid. This being a THINKY piece, you’ll have to think about it. @rubyr8_soul

Ronovan: Dripping Melody | Ronovan Writes. I really have no idea what I was thinking. @RonovanWrites

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Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in February 14, 2016. He shares his life through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 80th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

Some sites do not have their handle showing in their Twitter share option on their posts. I have to put in the handle from knowing they have one when I share the post on Twitter. How to get your Twitter Handle to show when people Share your blog articles.

If you do not see your Haiku listed below, make certain the ping back or your comment with the link is in the comments of the Challenge Post. This year I won’t be checking for those who may have missed notifying the Challenge Post, in some way, of participation. Unfortunately it takes way too long to complete the review in that manner. My apologies if that offends anyone.

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Review 80




AUTHOR CENTRAL

To view an author’s books on Amazon, click either the word Author in red, or the book image beside their name.

If an author does not have a comment, as do the entries, that means they did not have an entry this week, but I left their place here. Is it for the benefit of advertising their work? No, it is for the ease of my formatting their next entry in the challenge. It’s a bear to do those. (And maybe there is a little heart felt type thing I have for authors.)

BLOGGERS ABOUNDING
Fantasy
Humor
Inspiration
Life
Literature
Moments
Nature
Storytelling

New Offenders!

NEW! Simple Girl: Memories | PERFERVIDDREAMS. Three Haiku with different imagery but with the same result. If you get what I mean.  Read the following and you see where I got her name from. I am a simple girl lost in her thoughts trying to keep a track of those…chasing some dreams and hopeful to achieve them..someone who wants to fly like  a free bird and discover the skies..!!I love to read and write both..For me a day spent reading and writing is not just a day passed but a day Lived well…After reading something you are wiser than you were before you started to read…And so the scope to learn is infinity and beyond. Through this blog, I just want to put my thoughts (howsoever strange or common or ghostly or pleasing), express my emotions into [click to read the rest].”

NEW! Mahitha Kasireddi: Trail of Questions | MagyKars. A thinky first entry. “Trying hard to fight my fears and depression. The only way I know to vent out my madness is writing poetry and prose… I’ll keep you posted !”  

NEW! Cathy: Vintage Knots | Rambling in the Garden. Very nice first entry. Stuck to her theme, and she participates in the Weekly Photography Challenge with Daffy and Melissa. I really liked the photo used for the Vintage challenge. “I had not intended to write a blog, but was talking to a friend about how, now I had more time,  I wanted amongst other things to keep a better record of the garden and nurture its spiritual aspects, as well as writing poetry more often. She suggested I…[read the rest of the story].”

NEW! Neel Anil Panicker: Armed and Fragrant! | NeelWritesBlog. So I came up with the title of the Haiku. I thought it a humorous take on the poetry provided. Go check out the poem and this BRAND NEW BLOG based on writing!

NEW! Lisa Greenbow: Gardens and Haiku | Greenbow. Evergreen and white. Lisa found us through one of our other New Offenders, Cathy. Lisa is one of our BlogSpot.Com members.

NEW! Den: Twistin’ Away. To be found in the comments of the challenge. Click the title, visit and like it.



First to Offend this Week!

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Noisy Rabbits. | Annette Rochelle Aben. Annette attempts to force her eating habits on her readers this week.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert



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Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): House of Dreams | TheHouseOfBailey. A take on TV and politics. And I agree. As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com. 

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty (Author): Empire Style of Mind | Jane Dougherty Writes. Some may realize I did a play on words here with the title. Kudos for those who do. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Swan Mothers by Natalia ErehnahNatalia Erehnah (Author): Frosty Fashion | Weaving Gold. The Winter Queen speaks. @swanmothers

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin (Author): Greeeeen Acres is the Place to be… | mama bear musings. If that title didn’t tell you what the poetry is about, then I don’t know what could without flat out telling you. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): -Irony- | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  A lot of truth in this one. New is old, no original. At least almost how my mind is reading it.  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): Sing Away/In Style Rawls E. Fantasy. The prodigal returns. Two Haiku with a bit old world style .  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Virgin Fields | The Writer Next Door. She left this one without a title so I got to do it. I think I came up with a decent one. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): Simple | Daily Echo. ANI (pet) ALERT. Not sure when this photograph was taken. But if it’s recent there must be  vacation involved. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): The Decades Dance. | Simplicity Lane. Let’s Dance, put on your red shoes and dance the…  Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun. Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Style of Disdain | An Artist At Heart. The never-ending story of life, politics, and love.



Not participating this week.

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): See-through Eyes | Wendy Anne Darling. .  Wendy’s book Silver Lightning is on Amazon at the Author link above or the image.

After the Ruin by Harriet GoodchildH. M. Goodchild (Author): | Folksong and Fantasy. . H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 

black-swanMarigold Deidre Dicer (Author): | Versus Blurb. An outlook on the New Year. Check out her book at the Author link above. One I keep trying to find the time to read. Grrrr. @MarigoldDicer

Spiritshine by Janni StylesJanni Styles (Author): | JanniStyles1. . Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now! 

Christine Randall: | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.) . Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.
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FANTASY

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HUMOR

Judy: Seriously Fresh. | Edwina’s Episodes. I know, I know, it says Seriously in the title, but even though she says she went a little more serious this week, I think you will all agree this belongs in the humor section. @EdwinasEpisodes

Charly Priest The Beauty Fish | Crazy Life. Um, erm, (that’s me trying to keep my lunch from paying a visit) a Haiku with humor, imagery, and a great use of not only the prompt words but another as well. Down here in the South we have something called Hushpuppies that we eat with Fish.

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INSPIRATION

Marie: Fresh Start | The Syllabub Sea. Not only a great message to this one, but also a well done use of photo and accessorizing.

Al: Blog Tip  | A Certain Point of View. A very good tip indeed. @AlistairLane

Olga:  The Write Inspiration | Stuff and what if. You see what I did there? Write, right? I so punny.

Ronovan: Newborn Hope | Ronovan Writes. The hope brought about be a birth long ago. @RonovanWrites

Sarina Forgive, Forget, Forge Ahead | Shining Seeds Two Haiku, some quotes, and a song.  @shiningseeds

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LIFE

Juliette: Flashback | BWseekingBL. An assault on the senses with fonts and focus, but it works for the purpose. @BWseekingBL

Nato: Desire of a Stale Heart | Chasing Life and Finding Dreams. Nato gives a story with a series of linked Haiku. I almost created a new category of WISDOM but then I would have one more decision in this old brain to sort through. @MichelleLunato

Clarence: Je Ne Sais Quoi | PrarieChat. For a moment I thought I was on TJ Paris’ blog. Okay, Clarence, too much thinky for me here. Grrr. Muahahahaha.

Alice: Trial Strategies | Boomerang Zone. Perry Mason tactics. @Vidocq_CC

Willow: Country Fresh | Willowdot21. This is one of those that leads you off on a search.  You can click HERE after you read the Haiku.

OBA: My Retro-Africanness | The king’s oracle.  Humor, style, life, and a nice turn of phrase. @obapathway

Ritu: Clothes Horse/The Freshest of Them All | But I Smile Anyway. Slave to trends and stuck in the past. @PhantomGiggler

Kat: Mukluks and Parkas | like mercury colliding. Social commentary and weather reports. @kat_myrman

Meredith & Martha: Attraction Meredith and Change/New Year’s Day by Martha | Meredith’s Reveries. Um, infatuation, decorating, and a gang are on the plate this week. @Meredithlbl

Janice: Hyperloop | Ontheland. We challenge, we write, we read, we learn. Go read and learn. @ontheland1

Ared (anghulinghugotero): Politics | ANGHULINGHUGOTERO. Around the world it’s all the same.

Mira: fearless | To Wear a Rainbow. Reasons for romance. @BediMona

Sandra: Vintage | Wild Daffodil. The Haiku prompt matched up perfectly with our PhotoChallenge ladies’ prompt word this week. Love the textiles she shared. You can find the list of this years photo challenges on Daffy’s blog by clicking here.

Oneta Hayes: Bittersweet | Sweet aroma. Oh how this one is so true. Things going and coming and going and coming and you moving along and watching it all happen.

Clarence: Lunch Time! | PrarieChat. A lot more to this one than you might first think of. Keep reading it and going over that last line. There is a story there.

jazzytower (PR): ReNew The View of The Old to You | Thoughts and Entanglements. So I got started with that title and couldn’t stop. Sue me. I mean as in Vincent, not like the legal way.

Terri: Fresh Style | The BeeSpeak. Making classics work. It took me a moment to recognize the image, but then I went way back to my childhood. We had some of these from a tree in the middle of a field that were as large as your head. 

Pancake Bunnykins: Bread and Coffee | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine.  Shopping list? No, she’s trying to make us hungry. Evil she is. For those visiting this blog, the like button is to the left of the top image. A little different than the usual theme’s we visit.

JustMaria: Cup of Warmth| Doodles and Scribbles. She’s one tracked minded for this one.  @ciisalveni

Suzanne Miller: Into the New | Art and Life. Going her own way. Funky, fly, and fresh.

Greg: Rebel with a Cause | Potholes in the Road of Life. Greg has a cause, I’m just not sure his Haiku does. Two this week and I think his illness tainted mind may have warped a bit. He DOES give a warning before reading them. @greg_wolford

Jen (JK): Perfect Domain | The Secret Keeper. Someone trying to make us drool with that image.  @occultguardian

Ruby Manchada: Transients wither | Whispering Thoughts.  Hmm, this one is going to make you think. So much so that I’m still thinking.

Khor Hui Min: Unsustainable | Project Prose. Consumerism and obsolescence? My heard hurts. Yes, I read the entire post and not just the Haiku. @MinKhor

Florence: Phoenix Risen. | Meanings And Musings. Live in art. Words over wounds. @FTThum

Becky: Bundle Up Buttercup | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! Style with sense this week.

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LITERATURE

Kim M. Russell: Writing Haiku | Writing in North Northfolk. Her title tells what the Haiku is about and a nice image to go with it of the man himself. @kim88110
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MOMENTS

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha: Inhale | A Cooking Pot and TwistedTales. Two Haiku with style and flare, one of memories the other of fragrant hair.

Teresa Smeigh: Styling Fresh | Always A Writer. Cool Haiku and photo. @TeresaSmeigh

1000hoursleft (Mek): Assembling Dreams | Work In Progress. Okay, this is so well done you all MUST go read it.

Geetha Balvannanathan: A form of chaos. | Geetha Bavannanathan’s Blog. Haiku and more, as always, from Geetha. @geethap2007

Mira: fresh as death | They, You and Me. An interesting point of view. I do believe I know what she means. @BediMona

Lady Joyful:  Sishevelled | The Joyful Soul Creates.  Mess happens, ever after.

VronLaCroix: Frost fields | Simply Snapshots. Frozen by creation.

Melissa: Vintage Vogue. | The Aran Artisan. Grandparents Vogue before Vogue was cool? Melissa and one of our other Haikumily members, Sandra the Daffy one, helped compile this years list of ‘photo word of the week‘ challenge. You have the words ahead of time and can plan ahead and have weeks of blog posts ready and set to go. She and Daffy like to combine the photo and the Haiku challenges into one. That spreads the post around to people with different interests. I believe at least 3 of our members participate now. @TheAranArtisan
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NATURE

TJ Paris: The latest in fashion |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. I almost reblogged this one just to have that photo on my blog. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Elusive: Opaque | Elusive Trope. Very nice. Great photo and Haiku combination. The color of the subject of the photo is amazing.

Ken G.: Fresh Air | RIVRVLOGR. Can’t be it.

Crow: Poem 20160118b (Glorious Gardening) | Caw!.  My title addition might give this one away. Very nice use of the words without seeming to stretch to do it. @Crow

Andre Jayaprana: Somewhere near the Kitchen | andrejayaprana. I like to call this one Mother-in-law. Might be some humor there. Muahahahah.

Roz Hill: Standing up to Time | Small Spaces and the good life with Roz and Phil Hill. No matter the weather, some things keep lasting..

Lizl: Sunlight Fresh | Quilted Poetry. Hmm, a lot of imagery here. I can see a few different ways of interpreting.

Colleen Chesebro: The Lacemaker | SilverThreading. Look close at the image and you’ll see the subject of her Haiku. @ColleenChesebro

Denis: Styled Up | HaikuHound. Great photography of some Crested Pigeons. This is one of the great things about Denis’ blog, he brings a great deal of the animal kingdom from Australia into other parts of the world, especially birds. I’ve seen different types of pigeons at the bird feeders outside my window but we don’t have this type here, at least I haven’t seen them.
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Storytelling

Wesley Hollifield: Let Me Stay Awake | NearlyWes. Doing the Freku dance. I like the way both parts were named but with an overall title included.
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Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in February 14, 2016. He shares his life through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 79th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

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If you do not see your Haiku listed below, make certain the ping back or your comment with the link is in the comments of the Challenge Post. This year I won’t be checking for those who may have missed notifying the Challenge Post, in some way, of participation. Unfortunately it takes way too long to complete the review in that manner. My apologies if that offends anyone.

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Review Number 79




AUTHOR CENTRAL

To view an author’s books on Amazon, click either the word Author in red, or the book image beside their name.

If an author does not have a comment, as do the entries, that means they did not have an entry this week, but I left their place here. Is it for the benefit of advertising their work? No, it is for the ease of my formatting their next entry in the challenge. It’s a bear to do those. (And maybe there is a little heart felt type thing I have for authors.)

BLOGGERS ABOUNDING
Fantasy
Humor
Inspiration
Life
Moments
Nature

New Offenders!

NEW! Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha: Crystal Meth | A Cooking Pot and TwistedTales. A warning tale of caution and stars. (I have no idea what my comment for this one means. It just came out and I put it down.) Jacqueline, the face behind acookingpotandtwistedtales, is a passionate Nigerian woman. I am a gregarious, avid reader, who loves writing and telling stories. In a short sentence, I am a life enthusiast…[click to read the rest of the story].”

NEW! Lady Joyful:  Shatter | The Joyful Soul Creates.  A bit of good parenting advice here. Hello and welcome to The Joyful Soul Creates! This blog is an offshoot of our original blog, The Joyful Soul. I, Lady Joyful, made The Joyful Soul Creates to have a blog dedicated to all the things I make. From photography, to crafts, to writing, you’ll find it all here…[click to read the rest.]

NEW! Marie: Energy for the Future | The Syllabub Sea. For one, you gotta love that blog title, and two the Haiku is great. “I’m Marie.  I  juggle being a  busy mother of three wonderful children – young adults now, looking  after my elderly father who lives 150 miles away and  I teaching in the local primary school where I am also a governor. The Syllabub Sea is my haven in a hectic world, where I can indulge in my interests.  In no particular order I  love cooking, picnics, theatre, photography, reading, writing, poetry and Christmas…[click to read an extract from Calico Pie by Edward Lear].”

NEW! Roz Hill: Earthly Hope | Small Spaces and the good life with Roz and Phil Hill. Climactic issues abound in this one. “IT’s NEVER TOO LATE. First this blog is about living life to the full. Its about building, being adventurous and creative. Its also about making changes and kick starting life. Its about realising that something is so good and if it feels right, its worth writing about. Like happy pigs and…[click to read the rest of that.]

NEW! Stephen Cole: Sunlight Bending | Griban Isaf. “Gribin Isaf is a space of three and half acres at an altitude of 900 feet somewhere in Montgomeryshire.” Brought to us through Roz’s comments. Click thee Haiku title for the Haiku and then the Blog name for the Blog.  @thecolehouse

NEW! Charly Priest Winter Inferno Déjà vu | Crazy Life. Talk about an inferno of white. I’m glad I live where I do now. “After a ten year hiatus of not writing I´m back to what I really love, and relatively new to a whole new world called social media.The blog ranges from poems ,stories,some flash fiction to my outrageous thoughts about things,people, society, and me. I feel like I´m really…[click for the rest of the story].”



First to Offend this Week!

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Rainbow Pools. | Annette Rochelle Aben. Why that name? There is a two word combination that made me think of it. I could have attempted humor, but this one was more serious and deserved a serious title.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert



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AUTHORS CENTRAL


Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): The Future | TheHouseOfBailey. Some blurred lines in this one. Thick with wisdom. As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com. 

Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): See-through Eyes | Wendy Anne Darling. An odd title I  have? Well, I ended up with two thoughts as I read the Haiku. This title could be a whimsical title or one that has a more negative meaning, not that the poem is negative. Sometimes word combinations send you elsewhere for a moment, and THAT is where inspiration happens.  Wendy’s book Silver Lightning is on Amazon at the Author link above or the image.

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty (Author): Cat’s in the Dipper | Jane Dougherty Writes. Okay, a humorous type Title for a Lady Jane offering is obviously not always appropriate, however, Take a look at the two Haiku and I believe you will see where I got this one from. She actually dedicated the writings to Branwell this week. Don’t know Branwell? Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

Swan Mothers by Natalia ErehnahNatalia Erehnah (Author): Oh, Glorious Vibration! | Weaving Gold. I like this one. I think depending upon where your mind is at a given moment it could take on different meanings. @swanmothers

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin (Author): Silver lining | mama bear musings. Hmm, showing not to always depend on the self to get where needed. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): Dracúl/Aurora | The Writer Next Door. Three Haiku introducing two characters from her work in progress, the second in her Fantasy Angels Series, the first of which I’ve read. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): Hope | Daily Echo. Good imagery and story telling as well. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): When Love is Still a Stranger. (Haibun) | Simplicity Lane. Ever lasting school boy fantasies.  Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun. Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Hidden Beneath | An Artist At Heart. Hmm, an either very obvious statement or you could get into a philosophical mindset here.



Not participating this week.

After the Ruin by Harriet GoodchildH. M. Goodchild (Author): | Folksong and Fantasy. . H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 

black-swanMarigold Deidre Dicer (Author): | Versus Blurb. An outlook on the New Year. Check out her book at the Author link above. One I keep trying to find the time to read. Grrrr. @MarigoldDicer

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): – | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  .  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

Spiritshine by Janni StylesJanni Styles (Author): | JanniStyles1. . Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now! 

Christine Randall: | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.) . Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): | Rawls E. Fantasy. .  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_
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FANTASY

Geetha Balvannanathan: As spring makes its way | Geetha Bavannanathan’s Blog. When Geetha didn’t participate last week, I wondered why. But I should never wonder. If you ever pay attention to her entries, you’ll notice what all she puts into them. They are not a Haiku entry. I don’t think she could do just one. They are stories and filled with sight and sound as well. Never visited a one of Gee’s entries? Just you wait and you’ll see what I’m talking about. (If you see her profile here and no entry, just like with the authors, you try and type her name and then her blog name each new time she joins in. Although I’m getting pretty good at that last name part.) @geethap2007
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HUMOR

Judy: Clear as a Bowling Ball. | Edwina’s Episodes. It’s in the Humor section, what kind of title did you expect from me? @EdwinasEpisodes

Crow: Poem 20160111 (Lilly Pad Lovin’) | Caw!.  Ha! Okay, this one is awesome! @Crow MUST READ

Kat: Ill-fated Ice Crystals | like mercury colliding. She had to go the humor route. She couldn’t help herself.

Diedre Blake: Crushingly Clear Minded | Toward the Within. So this could have gone into LIFE but that last line just begged for HUMOR.

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INSPIRATION

Greg: My Hope | Potholes in the Road of Life. Greg stays with the theme of his blog. I often think some get titles wrong to poems like this. I’m not afraid to say I believe this is one of those times. It is not a hope. It is a promise given. @greg_wolford

Ken G.: Into the Light | RIVRVLOGR. Strangely, this has a link of sorts with Greg’s, if one puts their mind to it.

Lizl: Tomorrow, Hope | Quilted Poetry. I think this should be in INSPIRATION, for I believe people can take something from it and move forward with their lives if they think about this one.

Ritu: Breeding Sunshine | But I Smile Anyway. That almost sounds like a title Ritu would come up with, but it’s mine. A very upbeat Haiku. @PhantomGiggler

Terri: Hope | The BeeSpeak. Good nature Haiku with a good us of the prompt words in their original form. Structure is perfect. 

Florence: Seeing the forest for the trees. | Meanings And Musings. A very odd title for this one but I think it fits with the idea I am getting from it. @FTThum

Susan Langer: Clear Crystal Chalice | Susan’s Creative Writing and Poetry.  For a moment you think one thing then you smack yourself in the forehead and have a DOH thing happen. @Susan_Langer1

R. Todd: Faith, Hope, and Love … | A Flash of Fiction. A new lineup for Destiny’s Child? No, a very well thought out sequence in Haiku form. @psibrone

Ruby Manchada: Crystals of Hope | Whispering Thoughts.  A poet that always bring imagery.

Becky: Live in Faith | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! Straight to the point with her message this week.

Christine R: Ride the wave of hope | Christine R. Be a dear, and think clear. 
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LIFE

Willow: Crystal Hope | Willowdot21. This is one of those you read a few times before grasping it all. Willow use a syllable numbering all her own this week, well of sorts. Creativity is a huge part of this challenge and community.

Alice: Let’s Dance | Boomerang Zone. A David Bowie tribute. The first of the week, and if enough occur, a section of his own will be added for the challenge. @Vidocq_CC

Teresa Smeigh: Make it Crystal Clear | Always A Writer. Dreams revealed in this one. I have to agree with the destinations. @TeresaSmeigh

Meredith & Martha: Snow/Anniversary by Meredith and Fisherman’s Dream/Purpose by Martha | Meredith’s Reveries. I almost see Martha’s offerings as one, if you see what I mean. And we have a NICK (pet) picture Alert, and boy does he seem happy. NOT! And have you noticed the new title of the site? Not sure when that happened, but I just noticed it with this Haiku. @Meredithlbl

Kat: Crystal Hope | like mercury colliding. Three here that could have gone in another category but I felt over it they each had something to do with life. Good deal of imagery here.

Clarence: Haiku Quintation | PrarieChat. As those who regularly attend our shindig here, you know Clarence comes up with his own title. I have so wanted to do something like this. Here are five Haiku. And the name’s meaning will be obvious as soon as you arrive. If not, I am speechless. Also, has anyone noticed how awesome Clarence’s writing is? I mean I know we all know it is, but from those first days to now? Wow. The man has let his mind go and written his little heart out. Fearless.

Mira: frozen tear | They, You and Me. Wonder what the hope is in this one? As in I can see it being two different things. @BediMona

Sandra: Happy | Wild Daffodil. She wrote a happy post, with two Haiku about a happy time combined with photography of a Happy theme challenge, and her laptop crashes. Anyone feeling this pain as much as I am? You can find the list of this years photo challenges on Daffy’s blog by clicking here.

Andre Jayaprana: White Sand Beach | andrejayaprana. Very nice photo with this one. Makes me jealous. Last weeks did too. One thing I love about this challenge is seeing how much others get to live and travel and do wonderful things. Andre, you should try the photo challenge that Sandra and Melissa host, they are two of our Haiku members and they combine the photo and Haiku challenge into one post.

Al: Hope’s Return  | A Certain Point of View. Whoa, a single Haiku offering this week. Very sweet as well. @AlistairLane

Ared (anghulinghugotero): I Just Want Her To Be Happy | ANGHULINGHUGOTERO. A nice hope here.

Olga:  Untitled | Stuff and what if. .

Elusive: Spring Fever | Elusive Trope. I say this for an obvious reason, at least obvious to me. It’s a type of fever that isn’t the norm though.

Mira: hopeful | To Wear a Rainbow. Mystical romance. @BediMona

JustMaria: Hope | Doodles and Scribbles. You can get a nature thing going with this or an artist’s technique. BLOG TIP: One thing about Maria’s blog, she chose the perfect profile photo. When you arrive you instantly feel a touch of cheer.  @ciisalveni

Carolyn Injoy: Fractured Focus | Reviews & Recommendations. I love this one. At first one gets an awww factor, then you think about it and you realize what it is saying and as a writer and life liver in general you have to laugh.

Jen (JK): DĒJĀ VU | The Secret Keeper. Mystical moments with the Secret Keeper.  @occultguardian

Marjorie Mallon: The Grotto of Unrequitted Love | KYROSMAGICA. I’m scared to read this one. Well, she shares an awful experience with us. Okay not the awful kind some may think, but a hurtful one. @Marjorie_Mallon

Melissa: If you want to be happy, then be happy. | The Aran Artisan. All need to go an read this post, not only the Haiku, bu the entire post. A very family filled inspiration of happiness. Melissa and one of our other Haikumily members, Sandra the Daffy one, helped compile this years list of ‘photo word of the week‘ challenge. You have the words ahead of time and can plan ahead and have weeks of blog posts ready and set to go. She and Daffy like to combine the photo and the Haiku challenges into one. That spreads the post around to people with different interests. @TheAranArtisan

Colleen Chesebro: First Meeting | SilverThreading. Wish her luck. Be afraid, very afraid. I was going to name this one Beam Me Up Scotty, but she already named it. If any of you know the other person involved in the Haiku, you will know why I would have named it that. @ColleenChesebro

Sarina Flowing Hope | Shining Seeds Things flow, hope, water, all that kind of stuff.  @shiningseeds

1000hoursleft (Mek): Plato’s Cave | Work In Progress. A very interesting thing to learn about. Make certain to give a search after reading the Haiku.

Hugh Roberts: Crystal Tipps and Alistair | Hugh’s Views and News. Who knew the UK and Captain Kangaroo had something in common? @RobertHughes05

Wesley Hollifield: Please… | NearlyWes. I thought it was a theme he had going and it is. A continuation from last week. Make sure to check both out, although both stand alone.

Tolulope Sanusi: Jeweled Despair | Ruby’s Polaroid. I’m seeing greed and desire in the Haiku, but that could just be me. @rubyr8_soul

Juliette: Whatever it Takes | Battered Wife seeking Better Life. The post is called Missing You and includes  two months of Haiku. She’s back, caught up with two months of Haiku, and going strong. I think we should all join in and come up with a new name for her blog. @BWseekingBL

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MOMENTS

VronLaCroix: Crystal Wishes | Simply Snapshots. This one brings a nice image to the mind.

Janice: Ice Dreams | Ontheland. Very cool Haiku. Not sure if a pun is intended or not. @ontheland1

Dr. Kottaway: Fear stands | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. A very personal door open for her Haikumily to see.

Clarence: On My Daughter’s Dresser | PrarieChat. A lot more to this one than you might first think of. Keep reading it and going over that last line. There is a story there.
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NATURE

TJ Paris: Blue Sky Ennui |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. We receive a wise saying in the commentary for this piece. And I agree with it entirely. Would love to have a little cabin there, except for that other little fact that may miss your attention if you aren’t looking for it. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

OBA: Crystal. hopefully | The king’s oracle.  A nice bit of poetry. I think some of our readers will identify with this one. @obapathway

Geetha Balvannanathan: Man and sun conspired. | Geetha Bavannanathan’s Blog. Geetha shows her variety of interests with her range of display here. @geethap2007

jazzytower (PR): First Light | Thoughts and Entanglements. I think the image adds a different spin to this Haiku. You may see ‘clear’ in a new way. It all depends on how murky things have been.

Cheryl-Lynn: Early Spring | Tournesol dans un Jardin. The image makes me think of a Purple Rain at some place like the North Pole. @CherylShares

Pancake Bunnykins: A Hopeful Morning | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine.  The dawning of a new day. For those visiting this blog, the like button is to the left of the top image. A little different than the usual theme’s we visit.

Janice: Frazil ice | Ontheland. A river dreams? Go read and learn. @ontheland1

Suzanne Miller: Early Morning | Art and Life. A Haiku inspired not only by the words but by the photo she took the same day she wrote the Haiku. Very jealous.

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Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in February 14, 2016. He shares his life through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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RonovanWrites 78th #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Review

Visit this article, Help a Sister Out!, and help Annette Rochelle Aben win a Book Cover War.

 

Humor and comments are lean this week. Difficult time focusing. Don’t you hate being human sometimes? If you have a Twitter and don’t see your Twitter Handle below, let me know so I can add it. Some sites do not have their handle showing in their Twitter share option on their posts. I have to put in the handle from knowing they have one when I share the post on Twitter. How to get your Twitter Handle to show when people Share your blog articles.

If you do not see your Haiku listed below, make certain the ping back or your comment with the link is in the comments of the Challenge Post. This year I won’t be checking for those who may have missed notifying the Challenge Post, in some way, of participation. Unfortunately it takes way too long to complete the review in that manner. My apologies if that offends anyone.

Thank you for so many checking their ping backs.

For Author’s with no comments, the links go to the last Haiku they had in the Challenge. As long as they’ve participated multiple times, whatever that number means to me, I leave them here as a way to help spread the word of their work. They are also in alphabetical order if they entered this week.

Haiku Challenge Review 78

 




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New Offenders!

NEW! Andre Jayaprana: Great Sphinx | andrejayaprana. An interesting Haiku and image. A MUST READ & VISIT. It sent me to the search engines to seek out some of the meanings in the Haiku. Y’all know I love doing things like that and learning. “lifelong learner, lifelong journey”

NEW! 1000hoursleft (Mek): Watering Hole | Work In Progress. Three NATURE Haiku, with a slightly different take on the same theme. “10000hoursleft* is a writer based in Central Victoria, Australia. Her intention in creating this blog (aside from the many hours of procrastination it offered in setting up) was to have a home for practicing the craft of writing. You can read her writer’s manifesto here.”

NEW! OBA: Sunshine kissing Sand | The king’s oracle.  OOOOO, went to the search engines for one reference in this Haiku. Love me some learning. “Hello World, I am OBA and where the word of the king is there is power. My blog is called the king’soracle . I am a wife and mother to two great boys. I am addicted to Jesus. I used to wear a hooded T-shirt  with that slogan written all over it, in my teenage years. I am an Indie christian recording artiste with the mandate … click to read more.” @obapathway

NEW! Crow: Poem 20160105 | Caw!. An interesting perspective of things. I oddly take a meaning for myself from this, that I am certain is not meant, but that’s what it’s all about, right? I’m a guy who writes. I write. I write fiction. I write poetry. I show the poetry here. I have not published the fiction. I also program (for a living, but not independently). I live in Southern California, where I have lived my entire life. I sometimes think I would like to live in Hawaii. I have, however, never been there. And if I lived there, I would have to constantly try to remember how to spell Hawaii without looking like I was trying to remember it…click to read more.” @Crow

Swan Mothers by Natalia ErehnahNEW! Natalia Erehnah (Author): Here Comes the Sun | Weaving Gold. An interesting thought with that last line. “I am an evolving hueman, transformed mother, novice (indoor, so far) rock climber, ardent reader, and a writer exploring ancient, controvertible  history and past lives…I live in Southeast Michigan and am in search of a spiritually-leaning writers’ circle…click to read a great deal more, informative stuff.” Interesting site. Obviously Natalia is an Author, and you can check out her Book, Swan Mothers, on her site synopsis as well as at her Amazon page at the author link in red above. 21 out of 25 reviews are 5 STAR reviews. #Motherhood, #SpecialNeeds, and #Parenting. @swanmothers

NEW! Suzanne Miller: Getting clear | Art and Life. A true cleansing post. Sharing a lot to let go of a lot. You know, I’ve seen her blog so much that I would swear she’s been in the challenge before, but if so, you’re meeting her again. “I’m an artist and a writer with a background in living on a shoestring and making do. Expressing myself creatively brings me great joy and I love to share my work with the world.”



First to Offend this Week!

Florence: Free Your Mind | Meanings And Musings. I went a bit crazy with the video I posted on the reblog, but if you’ve read her Haiku, you just might get why I thought of that song title. @FTThum



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AUTHORS CENTRAL

A Haiku Perspective 2015 by Annette Rochelle AbenAnnette Rochelle Aben (Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host): Snapshots. | Annette Rochelle Aben. A different look at approaching a subject or problem.  Check out Annette’s books at the Author link above and her Radio Show at the Host link. @YouAreTheExpert

black-swanMarigold Deidre Dicer (Author): Caution! Danger Ahead! | Versus Blurb. An outlook on the New Year. Check out her book at the Author link above. One I keep trying to find the time to read. Grrrr. @MarigoldDicer

The Dark Citadel by Jane DoughertyJane Dougherty (Author): Open Spaces | Jane Dougherty Writes. Three offerings this week. Two of NATURE and one more of the LIFE type. Check out Jane’s books on Amazon at the Author link above. @MJDougherty33

The Dragon Tempest by D.B. Mauldin and others.D.B. Mauldin (Author): Seeing Things | mama bear musings. Having a little fun with the title this time. It’s a play with words in her Haiku. Check out the Author link for offerings on Amazon and click HERE for the About page links to other online distribution such as Smashwords.

Room in Hell: Book 5 by Greg PierceNagrij or (Greg Pierce). (Author): -Ocean Gif- | Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed.  A nice bit of imagery and peaceful as well. I think maybe that should be Ocean Gift, but not certain.  You can check out the list of books on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.

The Basement by Vashti Quiroz-VegaVashti Quiroz-Vega (Author): The Fall into Darkness | The Writer Next Door. Three Haiku this week, with one from her husband. Inspired by her novel, which you can see an image inspired by it on the Haiku page. Check out Vashti on Amazon at the Author link above and you can see her interview by clicking HERE. @VashtiQV

The-Mystical-Hexagram-Sue-VincentSue Vincent (Author): Direction | Daily Echo. . A nice blend of NATURE and LIFE. This could be either. Click the Author link for Sue at Amazon and her many books. @SCVincent

Resume for Love by Steven S. WalskySteven S. Walsky (Author): To Whisper Soft Words of Love (Haibun) | Simplicity Lane. A very elegant poem this week. Long form followed by Haiku. Very Nice. A MUST READ.  Click the Author link above to go to Steven’s blog where you will find all the available places for each book. He’s varied.

Dilemma by Baheya Zeitoun. Baheya Zeitoun (Author): Blue Hues | An Artist At Heart. We got a NATURE one here for sure. Love that image. Makes me want to get up and go.



Silver Lightning by Wendy Anne DarlingWendy Anne Darling (Author): | Wendy Anne DarlingCheck out Wendy’s book Silver Lightning on Amazon at the Author link above.

Mankind Limited by Scott BaileyScott Bailey (AUTHOR): | thehouseofbailey.As you may notice Scott is an Author, by clicking HERE or the AUTHOR link above you may visit his UK Amazon author page. Click the IMAGE for Amazon.com. 

After the Ruin by Harriet GoodchildH. M. Goodchild (Author): | Folksong and Fantasy. . H. M. Goodchild is found on Amazon as Harriet Goodchild, yes, we have another author joining us. Click the Author link above to go to her Amazon Author page. 

Spiritshine by Janni StylesJanni Styles (Author): | JanniStyles1. . Check her author page and books out on Smashwords by clicking the Author link above. One is a “wee collection of verse” and one is a collection of short stories and BOTH are FREE for now! 

Christine Randall: | Christine R (Trying to keep the brain cells alive.) . Also visit her Author site, CJRANDALL.COM.

Bleeding Heart by Elizabeth RawlsE. Rawls (Author): | Rawls E. Fantasy. .  Check out Bleeding Hearts, a collection of short stories, poems, and riddles, at Elizabeth’s Author page on Amazon by clicking the Author link above.  @VChronicles_
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HUMOR

Lizl: Overwhelming Beauty | Quilted Poetry. So this one might throw some people. I put it here because I see the technological disaster in it.

 

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LIFE

Alice: Age | Boomerang Zone. Two pieces of life advice here. Good luck with it. @Vidocq_CC

Ared (anghulinghugotero): A Haiku for My Heart | ANGHULINGHUGOTERO. Getting some romance on.

Hugh Roberts: Hey, Mister DJ! | Hugh’s Views and News. Get ready to pump up the volume…DANCE DANCE. @RobertHughes05

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Clarence: Oligarchy | PrarieChat. Clarence to the Dark Side of the…no not THAT dark side.

Mira: vastitude | They, You and Me. Seriously big words this week. @BediMona

Kat: Vastly Clear | like mercury colliding. Very nice Haiku and great image to go with it. MUST READ

Oneta Hayes: Drunk Driving | Sweet aroma. Makes a point with a touch of levity in the matter-of-fact presentation.

Greg: My Weary Soul | Potholes in the Road of Life. Had to scratch my head a moment with this one. Not so much with the message of the Haiku, but the word find. @greg_wolford

Ritu: Empty Headed | But I Smile Anyway. Okay, so I sort of had fun with the title of this one. You’ll find out why it fits when you visit. @PhantomGiggler

Carolyn Injoy: Clouded Thoughts | Reviews & Recommendations. Another that could go NATURE in one sentence then LIFE in the next, but overall I decided on life.

Sandra: Game | Wild Daffodil. A peek inside the LIFE of Daffilicious..

Colleen Chesebro: Silver Surfer | SilverThreading. There are several reasons I gave this one the title I did. At least one sill be obvious to each person. For some both reasons might. Good luck with that. @ColleenChesebro

JustMaria: No Distance | Doodles and Scribbles. I like how the image with this one can look to be different proportions. Nice choice to go with the Haiku. @ciisalveni

Kim M. Russell: Canopy | Writing in North Norfolk. A canopy of scope in this Haiku.

Al: Al’s Positive Haiku  | A Certain Point of View. The title says it all. Of course then he throw’s that image up and now I’m depressed, stuck in the cold and in the middle of a state, nowhere near an ocean. Hrmph! @AlistairLane

Meredith & Martha: Monarch Butterflies by Meredith and The Dawning/Capacity by Martha | Meredith’s Musings. Great Haiku as always. Loved seeing pictures of the home and family. It’s always nice to see peeks into the lives of the community members. @Meredithlbl

Elusive: Quantum | Elusive Trope. I may have to come up with a new CATEGORY for this guy … and a few others. Something like PHILOSOPHICAL.

Pancake Bunnykins: Somewhere In My Past | A Real Messy Beautiful Twisted Sunshine.  Love is in the … um … air? Well that is where mine would be considering what this Haiku is about. For those who know me well enough, they’ll know what I mean. I being funny man.

Olga:  Clarity | Stuff and what if. A lot of people are getting this thought from the prompt. I did as well. It’s a nice thought to have.

TJ Paris: Childhood Treasures |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. I love how our friend TJ combined two challenges for this one. For one reason, we get to have another photograph from him. I greatly enjoy his Haiku but his photography is always my favorite part. There is a story behind each one. @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Sarina River of Dreams | Shining Seeds Billy Joel inspired.  @shiningseeds

Wesley Hollifield: Infinite | NearlyWes. I think another Freku from Wes this time. Freku isn’t a strict form as much as an idea of sharing. Thus you have a long from poem followed by a Haiku.

Jen (JK): Infinite Consciousness | The Secret Keeper. I so dislike having to type the word consciousness. Ever since the movie As Good As It Gets came out, I’ve had a problem spelling it.  @occultguardian

Melissa: Equally Unique & Special | The Aran Artisan. The Aran Island Girl gets a bit starchy this will. Will she end up mashed or baked? Maybe we’ll find out soon. Melissa and one of our other Haikumily members, Sandra the Daffy one, helped compile this years list of ‘photo word of the week‘ challenge. You have the words ahead of time and can plan ahead and have weeks of blog posts ready and set to go. She and Daffy like to combine the photo and the Haiku challenges into one. That spreads the post around to people with different interests. @TheAranArtisan

Janice: Breath of Fresh Air | Ontheland. A thought about the New Year. @ontheland1

Denis: Thinking | Haiku hound. Three Haiku with photography nailing the imagery in each one.

Dr. Kottaway: Open Your Broken Heart | KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog. A personal bit of poetry this week. And some good advice.

Janice: Vast Opportunities | Ontheland. Making a list and deleting it twice, makes Janice’s life all clean and nice. @ontheland1

Marjorie Mallon: Nothing New, Kills Me | KYROSMAGICA. She’s so melodramatic. Drama QUEEN alert! Read the post and you’ll get what I’m saying. All in fun. @Marjorie_Mallon

Ronovan: Tea Cups | Ronovan Writes. My offering this week. @RonovanWrites
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NATURE

TJ Paris: Still Forest |La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin. Do I really need to tell you want this one is about? @Roccoco_a_GoGo

Judy: I Can See Clearly Now … Maybe … Somedays. | Edwina’s Episodes. An interesting fact provided through Haiku. @EdwinasEpisodes

Mira: after the clouds | To Wear a Rainbow. The first line could be about seeing life after a dark circumstance. As a whole, though, I decided to place this in NATURE because this could apply to all forms of breathing life. @BediMona

jazzytower (PR): Desert Waves | Thoughts and Entanglements. An excellent imagery filled Haiku. Opposites in the same description. Now that’s cool.

Teresa Smeigh: Escape | Always A Writer. NATURE far above this week. @TeresaSmeigh

Patricia: Breach | A season and a time. We had these problems where I live this past week, I think it was. Whenever all that heavy rain was coming through. Time seems to flow as quickly as the waters.

Janice: Vast Infinity | Ontheland. I think there is a lot of open space to play with in this one. @ontheland1

Ken G.: In the Pulse of a Star | RIVRVLOGR. I chose NATURE for this one, although there is a touch of human aspect to it. Also my creative mind is seeing way more in that image than it is supposed to.

R. Todd: Clear Night Sky … | A Flash of Fiction. Why is this one making me think Close Encounters of the Third Kind? @psibrone

Janice: Winter Horizon | Ontheland. Cleansing thoughts brought about by blanketed moments.  @ontheland1

Ruby Manchada: Humbled | Whispering Thoughts. Very good imagery with this one.

Janice: Boundless Flight | Ontheland. Always nice to discover your purpose in life.  @ontheland1

Willow: Vista | Willowdot21. I think this one would qualify as a NATURE Haiku.

Becky G:  Sundog | Becky G? Oh, That’s Me! A what? Ah, a quick search and now I know.

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Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in February 14, 2016. He shares his life through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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